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Poll: *** Xbox Series X|S - £449/£249 - launches 10th November ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by ic1male, 9 Jun 2019.

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Which will you buy?

  1. Series X

    421 vote(s)
    59.0%
  2. Series S

    70 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. Not interested

    208 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. Both

    15 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. GIBURROWS

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,441

    Location: The 'Shire'

    I was told by the guy at very they were aiming for delivering on Wednesday (today)
     
  2. londonbairn

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 5,632

    Location: West London

    I would love it if you still have it thank you
     
  3. Soulja

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 14,031

    Location: Doncaster

    Trust sent.
     
  4. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 7,886

    Location: Chester

    Games like this take everyone ages to get through. I am playing Odyssey at the moment and the map is ridiculous - 15 hours in and I feel like I've barely scratched it.
     
  5. DONOHUE07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2013

    Posts: 2,346

    Location: Manchester

    Ordered an S for my son for Christmas on the 10th November, supposedly its due on 22th December.. not gonna lie im pretty concerned now..
     
  6. GIBURROWS

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,441

    Location: The 'Shire'

    Who that had an order from Very that has been delivered did the status of delivery change?
     
  7. kkelly

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,754

    Location: Glasgow

    I just started this too, just got my boat and went to the second island starting to think its too big :)
     
  8. Warbie

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 6,069

    I'm super late to the party, but State of Decay 2 is the best thing i've played in a long time. And it's buttery smooth on the Series X. It is buggy tho and crashes regularly enough to be annoying - which would be an issue if it wasn't so bloody good. Part 3, which I understand is having a bunch more cash and people thrown at it, is now comfortably my most anticipated game on the XBox.
     
  9. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,580

    I've downloaded it and it is definitely on my to play list. Although at this rate the 3rd State of Decay will release by the time I play it. I really enjoyed the first game. Like you say, the 3rd game could be really good.
     
  10. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2007

    Posts: 10,385

    Location: London

    Same, I can play for an hour on and off, I'm going to try playing with HUD elements off soon as well.
     
  11. kevlar69

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Jan 2003

    Posts: 308

    Location: South Wales

    Up till now I've been playing Halo TMCC on Game Pass pc, played my way through 1,2,3, Reach and started ODST. Now it supports series X I thought I'd give it a try. Reach and ODST aren't free? what gives?
     
  12. spaceman

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,339

    Location: Kent

    I enjoyed the first one, i've downloaded State of Decay 2, but haven't got round to playing it yet, i think it got a 60fps update for Series X.
     
  13. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 17,845

    Location: Hertfordshire

    State of Decay 2 is great co-op, I can play on PC with my boy on Xbox. :)
     
  14. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,951

    Location: /* */

    It’s not great for the guest players, it put my friends off playing as they couldn’t do any of the management side of things.
     
  15. Puzzled

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 7,725

    Does HDMI CEC work for others? I've turned it on but can't navigate around the UI with my TV remote, with it being so quiet I thought I'd use it for some media apps.
     
  16. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Sep 2008

    Posts: 2,011

    What TV are you using? I've got a Sony XG9505 and can't get my remote to control the Xbox either.
     
  17. BattFink

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jun 2013

    Posts: 929

    Location: Brighton(ish)

    My Samsung TV turns on with the series x, but that's about it.. was hoping to be able to use netflix etc.. with just one remote.. Will probably end up reverting back to the xbox one X for bedroom tv/media consumption & keep the series X for purely for gaming on a monitor
     
  18. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 17,845

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Yeah we kept joining each others games/switching about from time to time.
     
  19. chrcoluk

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 6,719

    1 - Depends on if you want your entire library ready to go on demand, so this comes down to user preference, I feel this has been overhyped as in reality you not going to need more than 10 games ready to fire up (which on average game size is what you can fit on the S). I think its a case fo either getting used to redownloading, or sharing storage with external. I for sure prefer a lower cost of entry with less storage. vs more storage from the get go and a higher cost of entry, 100% on that.

    2 - Frame doubler is coming so 30fps one S games boost to 60.

    3 - This I dont see as an issue, when I got my base ps4, I used it for 2-3 years, then replaced it with a pro, S owners could do the same at a future date if they decide they need to. That is still better then having to spend more now. The S will outsell the X, so if a developer decides to not support the most popular xbox console, and instead just got for market hype of the top product, then they may pay the price of less copies of their games been sold, I think at the very least they will make sure their games run at a stable frame rate. The S shouldnt need games been recoded, or any other significant work, it will be akin to downscaling visuals like on PC with weaker GPUs.

    Series X owners will en masse replace their units anyway when the X pro or X slim is released.

    It seems so many enthusiast gamers care too much about visuals now, I still remember the RDR2 release thread, first couple of weeks praise for how beautiful it looks, then after that a realisation that after the initial excitement of how it looks many didnt like the game. I am enjoying lost oddysey and it looks worse than most xbox one games in terms of jaggies, shadow quality etc. Which goes to show its about the game for me, not the graphics.

    Also the question? what is a meaningful enhancement to you? It sounds like you are a graphics guy.
    One S titles on the series S have more stable framerates, have faster loading times, both of these are meaningful to me. When the update is released it will also have a higher frame cap. Some 'one' games on the series S run smoother than the X ironically because the X has to do 4k vs 900p or 1080p on the S. Unstable frame rate really grates me, its one thing that historically has put me off consoles.

    If visual quality is important to you, get the X, if it isnt the S should be fine.

    why? is next gen just dependant on tflops or something?

    It has the newer tech cpu, nvme technology, and latest rdna2 gpu tech.

    Your argument is a bit like saying a rtx 3060 is last gen because it cannot outperform a 2080ti.

    The series S is better than previous model at the same price point. Thats all that matters, its a different market to the £400-500 market.
     
  20. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 7,886

    Location: Chester

    In Origins/Odyssey I set the HUD elements to minimal. You can't see your destination marker without it. Also the game is way harder when you have no idea how much health you have left - I died in Origins a lot because of this. The games look really nice with the whole HUD off though.